The team provides structures and strategies to enable students with a special educational need and disability to meet their full potential, academically and socially, within the school.

The staffing structure of the Team includes a SENCo, Assistant SENCo and several skilled Teaching Assistants. The school also works with other external professionals to address specific needs and maximise learning and enhance teaching; in addition to this there are additional groups to improve access to the curriculum including social skills, family support and support during break and lunchtime for some vulnerable students.

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Our SENCo is Keith Whitelam

Our Assistant SENCo is Vaira Conci

The Faculty strives to ensure provision matches the needs of individual students through:

  • Identifying, assessing, and reviewing the special educational needs of students;
  • Developing students' literacy, numeracy and learning skills to increase their access to the National Curriculum;
  • Providing tailored in-house support or referring students to the appropriate agency, for them to experience academic and social success within the school community;
  • Adapting resources so that students with additional needs have access to the curriculum and school environment;
  • Developing partnerships with parents and students;
  • Developing the skills of all teachers to enable them to continue to meet the range of individual needs within the classroom and further the development of inclusive practice.


Downloads & Useful Links

SEND Report and Accessibility Plan

Childrens and Family Act 2010, section 39.

SEND Code of Practice 2015, 9.78-9.87.